We help IU faculty and instructors enrich the classroom experience of students through a number of instructional support services such as creating course reserves, linking Libraries materials in Canvas, and much more.
Services for Instructors
Instructors can place a wide range of Libraries materials on reserve for use in a course, and instructors can also request a screening of Libraries-owned media in Wells Library.
- Business/SPEA Information Commons: Located behind the Circulation Desk
- Education Library: Located behind the Circulation Desk
- Herman B Wells Library - Print Reserve Services: Located at the Learning Commons Service Desk (1st floor, Wells Library, West Tower, South entrance)
- Herman B Wells Library - Media Reserves: Located on the Ground Floor in the Media Services department
- Music Library: Open reserves are located in the Reserve Room, Closed/Personal Copy reserves are located behind the Circulation Desk
- Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library: Located behind the Circulation Desk
- Sciences Library: Located behind the Circulation Desk
Canvas allows instructors to link to articles and e-books from within library resources as well as uploading full text from some resources.
Although posting an article seems easy, copyright laws and the licenses required by publishers can restrict the items that can be uploaded and posted. Some publishers do not allow uploading of articles at all, instead allowing only direct links. Others allow articles to be posted for a short time period.
Course Guides provide instructional materials about the research process and connect students with relevant library resources and services. A librarian will work with you to create a guide that corresponds to your class's learning objectives and assignments. Faculty and instructors may contact Teaching & Learning to request a course guide be created for their class.
The Libraries materials available to instructors include a number of collections, archives, and libraries unique to IU Bloomington. A few of the most popular archival libraries sources for instructors include:
The University Archives encourages and supports the use of its collection in the classroom and aids academic departments as they address program goals related to the use of primary sources (correspondence, photographs, etc.).
As Indiana University's rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library, the Lilly Library offers instructors and classes access to unique materials and research guidance across a wide range of subjects.
Wylie House Museum
Wylie House Museum and the Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education center afford instructors the opportunity to teach in unique learning environments with access to a variety of 19th century domestic artifacts and a rich collection of 19th century documents and photographs. Read more about faculty resources at Wylie House Museum.